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Bill Belichick wears shirt that shows armed man in turban getting attacked by dog

Alex Reimer
July 14, 2017 - 10:05 am

Bill Belichick ditched his usually drab wardrobe this week in exchange for something more provocative. 

The Patriots coach was photographed recently wearing a sleeveless green shirt with the phrase "Life is great." Above it, there's a cartoon depicting an armed man in a turban getting attached by a dog –– with a soldier standing behind them. 

Reaction to the shirt has been mixed. The Nation's Dave Zirin condemned the attitre, whereas the Boston Herald's Tom Schattuck said it makes Belichick a "true patriot." The Herald reports the top was made by former Navy SEAL, Jim Amann, who had been deployed in Iraq with a K9. Amann says sales for the shirt, which can be purchased at, are soaring. He plans to donate profits to the Navy SEAL Foundation. 

“I’m surprised (Belichick posed with the shirt),” Amann told the Herald. “I’m a big fan of his. I respect him as a leader.”

Belichick's father, Steve, was an assistant coach at Navy. The five-time Super Bowl champion frequently expresses his support for the armed services, narrating a World War II documentary film that aired on PBS earlier this year. It was also revealed in a CNBC feature story that Belichick's favorite BBQ restuarant in his home state of Maryland plays the national anthem every day at noon.


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